Founded in 1986

The Coalition of 100 Black Women, Los Angeles is a nonprofit public benefit corporation organized for charitable purposes.  The specific purpose is to (a)foster principles of equal rights and opportunities (b) to promote the awareness of black culture and (c) to develop the potential of the members for effective leadership and participation in civic affairs.  The organization was incorporated in the State of California by Yvonne B. Burke at 1925 Park East, Suite 350, Los Angeles California 90067 on September 9, 1985. The programs, which the chapter provides for the community are in the areas of Health, Education, Economic Empowerment and Public Policy.  Community based programs include Project Clean Hands for the homeless, Books for Children and Shelters, and Socks for the Elderly, who are located in designated assisted living homes . Below you will find the names of the Founders, identified Charter Members, and identified Past Presidents.


    Yvonne Burke – Attorney, Supervisor

    Joan Sutter   

Charter Members

    Bernadette  Durham

    Vera Branker

    Candice Cooper – Judge

    Geneva Cox

    Dr. Thelma Eaton – Educator

    Bobbie Fisher

    Gwen Moore

    Joan Sutter Whiteside – Attorney

    Marilyn Solomon

    Edith Corlette Taylor – Attorney

    Dr. Gwenette Parker – Educator

    Maxine Ransom von Phul – Engineer


Past Presidents

    Yvonne Burke

    Joan Sutter

    Joan Whiteside (Deceased)

    Marva Smith Battle-Bey (Deceased)

    Mary Davis

    Dove Pinkney

    Virginia Hathaway

    Thelma Eaton

    Gwenette Parker


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